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Sparkle with January to March Birthstones

Sparkle with January to March Birthstones


Sparkle and shine with January to March birthstones


Garnet is the gemstone for my birth month of January.  Honestly, I did not think much of the gem until I became a jeweler.  When one thinks of garnet the person often pictures a deep red color, at times it can have an orange hue to it.  The truth is garnet comes in a variety of colors.  There is more than one red version of the stone, so there are red tones that are beautiful.  The reality is the more gorgeous the stone the more money it will cost.  Garnet has over 20 species with only 5 being of interest.  These 5 are broken into different gemstone grades and names.  Garnet is one of the few stones that doesn't receive any treatments to enhance its beauty.  Garnet comes in a wide range of colors such as green, yellow, orange, color-changing, purplish-red, and pink.  In some cultures, garnet is believed to bring healing, courage, and protection.


Amethyst is the birthstone for February.  If you love purple, you will surely love this stone!  I love how it is a reminder that spring is right around the corner.  It ranges from light lilac to lavender and all the way to plum and dark violet colors.  The deeper the purple the more value it holds.  Like citrine, it hails from the quartz species.  On rare occasions, you can find amethyst and citrine combined to make up the stone ametrine.  Amethyst was once the same price as rubies, emeralds, diamonds, and sapphires.  The price dropped when the stone was discovered to be more abundant than thought.  Amethyst is a type of stone that can be cut in virtually any way you would like.  You can choose from a large size to a small size as well.  Due to this, they are very versatile for jewelry.  It is thought to bring protection, clarity, and balance in a number of cultures.


Aquamarine reminds you of the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean, after all, "aqua" is part of the name as well as "marine".  It is the birthstone of March.  The color of aquamarine can be almost colorless to teal and bright blue tones, sometimes with a touch of green.  The bluer the stone the more value it holds.  The stone is part of the beryl family which includes emerald, morganite, and golden beryl.  Aquamarine is often highly clear and transparent.  It rarely has inclusions, cracks, or blemishes.  The transparency determines the type of cut.  It is very reflective and it is always cut to enhance this look.  The hardness of the stone is only a small step under that of emeralds and rubies.  Due to this, it is able to be cut in many different ways and is applicable in all kinds of jewelry.  These days not everyone is looking for a diamond as the centerpiece of an engagement ring.  Aquamarine has been growing in popularity as a replacement for the traditional diamond.  Aquamarine has been a stone believed to promote relaxation and serenity.